Monday, March 26, 2007

Dryden Dems Discuss 2008

Last Wednesday night the Dryden Democratic Committee gathered to discuss the 2008 presidential election. Sure it is 20 months away, but the media is abuzz and the 20 or so Dryden Democratic Committee members who appeared had something to say about the candidates and the issues. Simon and I rigged up a whiteboard to list the candidates, issues and other factors.

Candidates were:

  • Senator B. Obama
  • Senator H. Clinton
  • Former Senator J. Edwards
  • Representative D. Kucinich
  • Senator J. Biden
  • Governor B. Richardson
  • Former Senator Mike Gravel
  • Senator C. Dodd

Dark Horse Candidates: Wes Clark and Al Gore

Issues for the election:

  • Iraq War
  • Social Security
  • Healthcare
  • Climate Change
  • The Economy
  • Shrinking Middle-Class
  • Globalization
  • Immigration

Other Factors in 2008:

  • Money (This will be the billion dollar presidential election)
  • Star Power
  • Internet
  • Communication
  • Fund Raising
  • Bill Clinton
  • Experience

We finished up without a straw poll, but did decide to revisit this discussion topic in the summer.

For more information about the Dryden Democrats contact Simon St. Laurent:,, or

Cross-posted to Dave's personal blog: Dryden is Home


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